The Beauty of Holidays in Limassol, Cyprus in May
The month of May generally signifies the start of the long Cyprus summer season. Many would consider this time of year to be an ideal, if not the best time to visit this splendidly sunshiny island and furthermore, Limassol, centrally located and home to many a holidaymaker’s favourite luxury boutique hotel The Londa, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, not least for its inviting Mediterranean climate and its numerous soft sandy beaches.
With temperatures averaging 20⁰C and reaching highs of 24⁰C plus, Limassol in May can be described as warm, sunny and delightful! Warm enough that exploring is a pleasure but not so hot that the mere thought of doing anything more exerting than lounging by the pool simply cannot be entertained. If the idea of immersing yourself in Mediterranean waters appeals, you’ll be pleased to learn that the crystal clear Med is also quite warm at this time of year and here at the Londa of course we have our very own beach at your convenience.
Visitors to Limassol in May could also be in for a very special treat as you are likely to experience the Lemesos Anthestiria Festival, or as it is more commonly known, the Limassol Flower Festival. This spectacular event celebrates the return of Spring and the rebirth of man and nature. The word Anthestiria originates from the Greek word which means flower. The event features shows, exhibitions and flower markets but the main focus and attraction is the flower parade where stunningly decorated floats fill the streets and flowers are handed out to the public. The chariots are lavishly decorated with beautiful flowers and many people dress in costume to join in the parade. Traditionally children on the floats throw flowers to onlookers.
We also have the Orthodox Easter celebrations taking place in May as the Easter Saturday and Sunday fall on the 4th and 5th of May this year. Considered the most important religious event of the year, Cypriots from all over the island take a break from working life to celebrate in true Cypriot style and as always, everyone is welcome whether Cypriot or not.
Here at the Londa, we’ll be serving a delicious traditional Holy Saturday After Mass Breakfast and Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet at our fabulous 5 star Caprice Restaurant and Bar. For more details or to make a reservation please click here.
If like many happy holidaymakers you have been lucky enough to spend a holiday in Limassol, Cyprus in the delightfully sunny (but not quite sun worshipper weather) month of May we would love to hear from you about your experience of the famously friendly Cypriot hospitality and festivities. If you have images that you would like to share please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org giving permission for us to share your Cyprus Holiday experiences on our website and or social media where appropriate.
We look forward to reading all about the wonderful times you have had on your Cyprus holidays and if you are visiting us again this year or indeed for the first time, we look forward to welcoming you as a guest at the Londa!
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